One Cool Thing: A Massive Wooden Fortress

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While our days of swinging from the monkey bars are long behind us, our kids make up for it by spending hours jumping, running, climbing, and sliding up and down their favorite playground equipment. In fact, our kids live for playtime on their favorite jungle gyms and climbing structures. Now you can bring all the fun of a playground right into your backyard with CedarWorks wooden play structures. Located in Rockport, Maine, CedarWorks creates some of the most beautifully crafted custom outdoor play structures we’ve ever seen.


CedarWorks is powered by a talented team of young parents who bring their design, manufacturing, photography, and technology backgrounds and apply them towards products that reflect their passion for raising kids and having fun. CedarWorks has an impressive catalog of both indoor and outdoor structures that are a handsome addition to any home (that has the room to accomodate one!).


The Serendipity line is one of CedarWorks’ premier lines, and is a veritable playground heaven for kids. Little monkeys can swing from bar to bar or go zooming along the zip line. Once their feet hit the ground they can go digging just like an archaeologist through the integrated sandbox. CedarWorks even lets you build your Serendipity set piecemeal, offering multiple accessories that allow you to custom configure a play structure that’s truly of your own design. The Serendipity 8, as with all CedarWorks’ models, is made exclusively from Northern White Cedar, allowing for extended structure life (they claim up to 20 years) and, wait for it…no splinters!


Looking for a (semi) more affordable option that still offers up tons of fun? Try the Sunview II from Big Backyard. Priced at $400, this outdoor play structure is a steal compared to its CedarWorks counterpart.

What would you include in your dream fortress?

–Scott Wardell

all photos courtesy of CedarWorks

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